Deborah Latteral of the Texas State and Library Archives Commission asked us to post the following letter about the System Funding Formula Process.
Dear library directors:
The Sunset Commission has recommended that the funding formula for the systems be moved from statute to rule. This change in the law will be part of the agency's Sunset bill that will be filed this session. In order to have a new rule in place in time for systems to plan and to have contracts for next fiscal year we need to start now and move quickly. We have a website that gives you information on the process and also has some sample formulas to consider, along with a comment box to register your comments and see what others have said. These are sample formulas only; please send in your thoughts and ideas. The website is http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/pubs/libsysact/background.html
Please contact me if you have any questions. Thank you.
Director, Library Development division
Texas State Library and Archives Commission PO Box 12927 Austin, TX 78711-2927